It has been announced that all Air Force linguists will be receiving iPads for their individual home studies related to their language(s). Previously, they were issued iPods to do the same. I can understand receiving a device that you can listen to linguistics, but to issue iPads at the super-high costs is an utter waste of DoD funds! The current iPods are not even used by the linguists for the purpose intended. To push expensive iPads out that become the individuals property when the same linguist could use a computer already owned or at their units/work-centers, is unacceptable. iPads are designed for multi-purpose use, and are not necessary for the needs of the linguists to perform 'home' study. Eliminating this would save almost 3/4 of a million (If not more). Not HUGE in the big bucket...but have enough of these kinds of cost-cutting measures and you will see the big benefit.
Idea No. 4709